billion. was it a question or was it a demand? it blows the deal sky high and in the end, it comes down to he said/he said. >> i want to be very emphatic here, at no point did i say, john, take it or leave it. >> his position is he was not saying, i have to have it, he was saying, i want you to consider it. >> no, no, no, no. hold on. no, no, no, no, no. i need $400 billion more revenue. i need. >> reporter: boehner is livid and worried about the fractious rebels in the tea party. he refuses to return the president's three phone calls over 19 hours. this time, boehner says the president erupts. >> he was spewing coals. oh, he was pissed. he was pissed. he wasn't going to get a damn dime for it. he knew how far out on a limb i was. >> you told him? >> oh, yeah, oh, but he was hot.